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well, not really, and sorry for the drama, but what would anyone with a pet (or exotic pet) do in such an instance?
Was just thinking because little foxy Sid did make a snipe at me earlier today.


Truthfully, I did get bit once by one of the barn cats and had to go to the doctor the next morning. He gave me a prescription for some expensive super antibiotics....with the instructions that if it wasn't improving by the next morning, Go Directly To The Hospital, DO NOT PASS GO. They have some nifty IV antibiotics that they could hook me up to...

We don't worry too much if our hamster chomps us, and yes, those little boogers can do some deep bites. Only a very few of us keep snakes with teeth.....(those venomous fanged types), but I have seen pictures of a guy who got bit by a Garter Snake and ended up in the hospital for antibiotics.

And just recently, I listened to my GF ranting about her 9 yr old niece who got bitten by 'uncle mikey's pitbull'. Dang kid should have known better than to run and play and act like a kid infront of the dog.....
 

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Okay, I see some understanding posts, and some of those "deer in the headlight" posts.

Yes, what would we do?

What would I do if I was bitten by my pet skunk? What would I do if my kid was bitten by my rottweiler? What would I do if my nephew was bitten by my pet rabbit? What would I do if the neighbor's kid was bitten by my poodle? What would I do if my kid was bitten by the Great Dane versus being bitten by the Pomeranian? What would I do if my best friend was bitten by my tarantula, what would I do if the people who moved into my house was bitten by a cobra, what would I do if one of my wolves escaped and bit the farmer, what would I do if my horse bit the veterinarian, what would I do if my chinchilla or sugar glider or pet monkey bit me or a family member or my friend, or what would I do if my cat bit the dog or what would I do if one of my kids bit another one of my kids?
 

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Just to make a long story short, or maybe to use a parable......

One time I was driving my four wheel drive Bronco. It had brake problems, but I had had it into mechanic's shops three times for repairs. And then one day, I bought another car, switched the auto insurance over to the new car...but still that one time drove the Bronco to work.
It chose that moment for the brakes to go out....and I rear ended a full sized vehicle with mommy, daddy and two kids.
I sat there for a moment or two (and yes, my very first thoughts were about myself.) "I am so fu***d."
 

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and that brings me to the episode where I was working at the children's petting zoo.

"I got bit by one of the goats," says a small child while the zoo attendant puts a bandaid on the 'owie'.

"Well, don't put your fingers in the goat's mouth!!" answered the zoo attendant. (NOTICE that zoo attendant immediately transfered guilt to the small child.)

First, we all hope little child was up to date on tetanus vaccines. Second, we hope mommy is smart enough to wash with antiseptic soap and put on neosporin or some other antibiotic ointment. Third we hope that mommy is smart enough to contact upper echelon zoo officials same day...and if zoo officials don't answer the phone, then to call the City, County or the Police. Four, we hope mommy is smart enough to take little child to the doctor, hospital or 'quickie' clinic right away and have the injury put on record.
Five, hopefully, the health department will make record of the event so if the absolute worst happens, the little child will have access to medical assistance and rabies shots.

Now, I just got bit. Or my kid just got bit. Or my neighbor's kid just got bit, or my niece or nephew just got bit or someone I know just got bit.

What should I do?
 

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oops, must have been my subconscious posting.

Last week I took some bales of hay to those rescued horses, and stopped in at a town bar for a beer. To make a long story short, I was attacked while leaving, the sheriff's department gave me a ride home, and I went to the hospital in prep for filing battery charges the next day...which I did.

Now it's a week later. I am officially freaking out because........"I got bit"
or well, I might very well have gotten bit and not known what it was.. The ER doctor prescribed Tylenol for pain, and I had to put on antibiotic ointments to eliminate infection.

Now I'm freakin' cause ....I might have been bit. I'm not totally celebate. I don't want HIV. I called the reporting police officer who told me the story about the other cop poked with a needle and had to get three shots.

I call the Health Department first thing in the morning.
 

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oh, sorry, I should keep my personal issues to myself
 

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Discussion Starter · #15 ·
uh, I guess it is really about.....I might have gotten bit.



It's okay for you to share, we just don't know what exactly you are talking about. :p
 
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